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Events for March 3, 2023

First Friday is celebrated on the first Friday of each month at locations throughout Downtown Raleigh. Art galleries and studios are open late with rotating exhibits and artist talks. Exhibitors feature artists, music, and special offers. Retailers and restaurants can offer discounts and specials. There's something and somewhere for everyone. First Friday is free and open to all.

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City Market Artist Collective
300 Blake St - Moore Square District
“PIECES of my world” guest artist Nancy Meadows Taylor.
6pm - 10pm

Nancy Meadows Taylor is a painter from Raleigh, North Carolina, who has achieved national recognition for her expressive paintings of still life, floral and coastal subjects.  She was elected to Signature membership in the American Watercolor Society in New York City. Her paintings are included in many collections, among them the Hickory Museum of Art, IBM, Duke University and Duke Hospital.

Designed For Joy
517 W Cabarrus St - Warehouse District
Designed For Joy First Friday in the Studio
5pm - 7pm

Shop and enjoy a tour of Raleigh nonprofit, Designed For Joy in the Warehouse District.

Designed For Joy's brand of leather handbags, jewelry and home decor (including charcuterie boards) provides women in crisis with stability through immediate employment and support, removing the stigma of vulnerability. To date, over 100 women have been hired with $300,000 in living wages earned.

Moore Square
200 S Blount St - Moore Square District
First Friday Market, Food Trucks & Movie Night (Free)
5pm - 9pm

Join us every month for First Friday Markets and Movie Night at Moore Square with local growers, makers and food trucks! There will be entertainment plus a free outdoor movie at sundown.

Event Info:
Market: 5:00-9:00 pm
Live Music: 5:30 - 6:30 pm
Free Movie: “The Princess Bride (1987)” Starts at sundown around 6:30 pm (presented by the City of Raleigh!)

So come on down and bring a blanket or a chair and relax on the lawn for the movie, stroll through the market, grab a snack and experience the best of the Raleigh summer nights.

Note: The lawn fills up quickly for the movie. If you plan on staying for the movie, please arrive early to secure a preferred spot on the lawn.